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Review: could Lipitor cause Muscle cramps?

We study 129,802 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. Among them, 776 have Muscle cramps. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle cramps and more.

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Lipitor

Lipitor (latest outcomes from 132,675 users) has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Muscle cramps

Muscle cramps (painful sensations caused by muscle contraction) (latest reports from 51,026 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, pain, depression.

On Oct, 13, 2014: 129,768 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 776 people (0.60%) have Muscle Cramps.

Trend of Muscle cramps in Lipitor reports

Time on Lipitor when people have Muscle cramps * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Muscle cramps5.65%19.35%16.94%16.94%28.23%8.87%4.03%

Gender of people who have Muscle cramps when taking Lipitor * :

FemaleMale
Muscle cramps59.49%40.51%

Age of people who have Muscle cramps when taking Lipitor * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Muscle cramps0.00%0.16%0.00%0.00%4.75%12.03%20.89%62.18%

Severity of Muscle cramps when taking Lipitor ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Muscle cramps4.00%48.00%44.00%4.00%

How people recovered from Muscle cramps ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Muscle cramps14.29%0.00%85.71%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Blood cholesterol increased (91 people, 11.73%)
  2. Osteoporosis (48 people, 6.19%)
  3. Ill-defined disorder (43 people, 5.54%)
  4. Hyperlipidaemia (34 people, 4.38%)
  5. Hypertension (34 people, 4.38%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (103 people, 13.27%)
  2. Norvasc (64 people, 8.25%)
  3. Prilosec (59 people, 7.60%)
  4. Forteo (58 people, 7.47%)
  5. Atenolol (55 people, 7.09%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (7 months ago):

  • I has constant severe upper abdominal pain after taking Atorvastatin for 6 months, and had my gallbladder removed. The abdominal pain still comes and goes, not as severe as before and it has been 6 months since the gallbladder removal.
    The muscle pain started just before the abdominal pain (about 3 months after starting Atorvastatin). It started in my forearms and I thought it was from typing all day. Over the past year it has slowly spread up my arms, into my shoulders and into my lower back. I also get leg and foot cramps occassionally.

    Reply

  • From this study (11 months ago):

  • muscle cramps became severe with the use of astorvastatin

    Reply

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • During past year, increasing frequency in lower leg muscles. Ibupropen seems to help.

    Reply

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